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Young People Like Tech but Not Enough to Work in IT

If companies want to find a steady pool of future tech employees, they’re going to have to do a better job convincing teens and young adults that the job will be rewarding.

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Greetings from ISTE!

The 2012 ISTE conference in San Diego is wrapping up its final hours. Although hardly a rookie to the trade show junket, this is in fact my first time attending the ISTE conference, and the energy from the attendees is overwhelming and can be felt across San Diego.

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Segregation Fear Sinks Charter School in Nashville

Nashville school officials have rejected a proposal to open a charter school in a middle-class part of the city, highlighting a broader national battle over efforts by operators of such publicly financed, privately run schools to expand into more affluent areas.

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Sunscreen Forbidden at Schools and Camps

When parents send children to school or camp, they may worry about many things, from bullies to bus accidents. But unauthorized sunscreen use?

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New Illinois Law Cuts School Superintendents

The number of regional school superintendents in Illinois will drop from 44 to 35 by 2015 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

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Prince George’s School Board Scrambles to Prevent Leadership Void

Prince George’s County school officials are scrambling to ensure there isn’t a dearth of leadership in the wake of the announcement by Prince George’s County schools superintendent William R. Hite that he is being considered for the top education position in Philadelphia.

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Texas Group Fears Weakening of School Accountability

A coalition of Texas business leaders announced Wednesday that it would oppose future hikes in education funding if Texas officials weaken standardized testing standards, a step the group contends would hurt the state's efforts to hold public schools more accountable.

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OECD Warns U.S. on Income Inequality

The United States should aim to fix its income inequality problem by improving education for disadvantaged students and raising taxes on the wealthy, according to a new report from a consortium of developed countries.

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National Ed Reform Group's Spending Shown

The national education reform group StudentsFirst, which has set out to transform U.S. schools by introducing more free-market principles to public education, raised $7.6 million in its first nine months - and spent nearly a quarter of it on advertising - according to partial tax records released on Monday.

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Entertainment Properties is Being Tested by Charters

Entertainment Properties Trust (EPR) is learning a tough lesson from its ambitious investment in charter schools.

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